New York City Building Collapse Attorney

Helping Workers And Their Loved Ones After Building Collapses

At Schwartzapfel® Lawyers, we understand the devastating impact a building collapse can have on your life. We recognize the trauma and lasting harm it can cause, including medical bills, lost wages, long-term injuries, and disabilities. That’s why our experienced attorneys are here to help you navigate the legal process and pursue the maximum compensation you deserve.


With our knowledge and skills in handling building collapse cases, you can trust us to advocate for your rights, achieve the justice you’re entitled to, and provide the support you need during this difficult time. Let Schwartzapfel® Lawyers fight for you so that we can use our experience and dedication to help you get the money and benefits you deserve.

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Do You Have Questions About Your Building Collapse Injury Case?

Report your building collapse accident as soon as possible

If you’re involved in a building collapse accident, it’s important to report it to the appropriate authorities and seek medical attention immediately. Reporting the accident can help to preserve evidence, ensure that the cause of the accident is investigated thoroughly, and protect your legal rights.


Delaying reporting can weaken your case, as critical details may be forgotten or evidence may be lost. Additionally, seeking medical attention immediately can help to establish a record of your injuries, which can be important in pursuing a personal injury claim. 

Did you receive medical attention immediately following your building collapse accident?

Building collapse accidents can result in serious injuries, such as broken bones, head trauma, and spinal cord injuries, which may not be apparent initially. By seeking medical attention promptly, you can receive the appropriate medical care and the necessary documentation to support your potential legal case.

Also, delaying medical attention can worsen your condition and complicate your recovery. Seeking medical attention quickly ensures your health and well-being and strengthens your chances of receiving proper compensation for your injuries.

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Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C. has earned a reputation for relentlessly pursuing our clients’ rights. We protect the people, not the powerful.

Have you spoken with a building collapse accident attorney?

If you’re involved in a building collapse accident, speaking to Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C. can help you navigate the legal process, understand your rights, and obtain the compensation you deserve. 


Our experienced attorneys can evaluate your injuries, determine the full cost of your damages, negotiate with insurance companies, and guide you through the legal process. With Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C. on your side, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legal aspects of your case. 

Are you collecting evidence for your building collapse accident case?

Collecting evidence after a building collapse accident is crucial to building a strong legal case and ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve. Evidence can include photos, videos, witness statements, and medical records, which can be used to demonstrate the extent of your injuries, prove the negligence of the other party, and support your claims for damages. 


Delaying evidence collection can weaken your case, as critical details may be forgotten, and evidence may become harder to obtain over time. Collecting evidence as soon as possible after the accident can help you build a solid case and increase your chances of obtaining fair compensation for your injuries.

Building Collapse Accident FAQs

How can a personal injury lawyer help me after a building collapse accident?

A personal injury lawyer can help you in the event of a building collapse accident by providing legal guidance and representation. They can investigate the cause of the collapse, determine liability, and help you file a lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. They can also negotiate with insurance companies and other parties involved in the case to secure a fair settlement. A personal injury lawyer can provide you with the legal expertise and support you need to navigate the complexities of a building collapse lawsuit and help you obtain the best possible outcome for your case.

Who Is Liable during a building collapse accident?

When a building collapse accident occurs, it's important to determine who is liable for the damages and injuries that result from the incident. At our law firm, we understand the complexity of building collapse cases and are dedicated to helping victims and their families seek justice.


In most cases, liability for a building collapse accident falls on the property owner or manager, the construction company responsible for the building, or the manufacturer of the building materials used. However, determining liability can be a complicated process and requires a thorough investigation to determine the root cause of the collapse.


Our team of experienced attorneys has a track record of success in handling building collapse cases. We work closely with forensic experts and investigators to determine liability and hold responsible parties accountable for their actions. Our goal is to help our clients obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries, lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

How long do I have to file a building collapse lawsuit?

In New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims arising from a building collapse is three years from the date of the incident. For property damage claims, the statute of limitations is three years from the date of the collapse or one year from the date of discovery of the damage, whichever is earlier. It's essential to seek legal advice from an experienced building collapse law firm as soon as possible to ensure that you meet the applicable deadlines for filing your lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, you may lose your right to seek compensation for your injuries or property damage.

When I got hurt, Schwartzapfel Laywers Rebuilt My Life.

Loyal for years in a New York union, Craig McKee worked hard to provide for his family. Once he was injured, his union turned their backs on him and he had to fight for what is right. 

– Craig McKee

Just as a global pandemic was beginning to force shutdowns, Andrew’s career was taken from him in an auto accident. The team at Schwartzapfel® Lawyers stepped in and took care of everything. Andrew’s case was settled in just 14 months.

– Andrew Alcide

Once he fell, shattered his wrist and blew out his back, his general contractor refused to help. He needed a team to fight for him. He needed Schwartzapfel® Lawyers.
– John Strika

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